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  • Space Architectureby Neil Leach

    Wiley 2014; US$ 41.50 US$ 37.35

    Forty years on from the first moon landing, architecture in Space is entering a new era. Over the last decade, there has been a fundamental shift in the Space industry from short-term pioneering expeditions to long-term planning for colonisation, and new ventures such as Space tourism. Architects are now involved in designing the interiors of long-term... more...

  • Architecture Beyond Criticismby Wolfgang F. E. Preiser; Aaron T. Davis; Ashraf M. Salama; Andrea Hardy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    For the first time, this book demonstrates that the two paradigms of architectural criticism and performance evaluation can not only co-exist but complement each other in the assessment of built works. As architecture takes more principled stances worldwide, from environmental sustainability to social, cultural, and economic activism, this book examines... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    O arquitecto e designer espanhol Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) foi uma figura importante e influente na história da moderna arte espanhola. A utilização da côr, a grande variedade de materiais assim como a introdução de formas orgânicas nas suas construções foram uma inovação no domínio da arquitectura. No seu diário Gaudí expressa livremente os seus sentimentos... more...

  • Gaudíby Victoria Charles

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Architecte et designer barcelonais, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) occupe une large place dans l’histoire de l’art espagnol. L’usage de la couleur, l’emploi de différents matériaux et l’introduction du mouvement dans ses constructions furent une innovation dans le domaine de l’architecture. Il laissa dans ses carnets de nombreuses réflexions à propos de... more...

  • Gaudíby Jeremy Roe

    Parkstone International 2011; US$ 5.00

    Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926), Architekt und Künstler aus Barcelona, nimmt einen bedeutenden Platz in der Geschichte der spanischen Gegenwartskunst ein. Sein Umgang mit Farbe, die Verwendung verschiedener Materialien und die Einführung von Bewegung in seine Konstruktionen sind Innovationen auf dem Gebiet der Architektur. Antoni Gaudí hat in seinen Notizbüchern... more...

  • Writing Architectureby Carter Wiseman

    Trinity University Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    For ages, architects have been criticized for speaking an insular language, known to some as "archispeak." Writing Architecture considers the process, methods, and value of architecture writing based on Carter Wiseman’s 30 years of personal experience in writing, editing, and teaching in young architects how to write. This book creatively tackles... more...

  • Italyby Diane Ghirardo

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Packed in its dense, historic city centers, Italy holds some of the most prized architecture and art in the world, with which planners and politicians have had to negotiate as they struggle to cope with massive migration from the countryside to the city. Early modern architecture coincided with a sustained drive to transform a country that was still... more...

  • Turkeyby Sibel Bozdogan; Esra Akcan

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Turkey: Modern Architectures in History offers a journey through the iconic buildings of Turkey that begins with the end of World War I, when the new Turkish Republic was born out of the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire, includes its democratization in the midst of the Cold War’s competing ideologies, and concludes with the present day, in which... more...

  • The Elements of Architectureby Scott Drake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The Elements of Architecture is a clear and well structured introduction to sustainable architecture, which concentrates on general principles to make an accessible and comprehensive primer for undergraduate students. The author takes a fresh and logical approach, focusing on the way aspects of the built environment are experienced by the occupants... more...

  • Lefebvre for Architectsby Nathaniel Coleman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    While the work of Henri Lefebvre has become better known in the English-speaking world since the 1991 translation of his 1974 masterpiece, The Production of Space , his influence on the actual production of architecture and the city has been less pronounced. Although now widely read in schools of architecture, planning and urban design, Lefebvre’s... more...